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Mary L. Dydo, M.S., PA(ASCP)CM

Department of Pathology
Pathology Assistant

Biographical Sketch | Interests | Current Research | Major Publications

Education and Training:

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
University of Iowa 2002-2006
Iowa City, IA

Master of Science in Pathologists’ Assistant Studies
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 2006-2008
North Chicago, IL

Contact Information
Phone: (813) 974- 0536
Fax: (813) 974-5536


Biographical Sketch

Mary Dydo     Following undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa, and graduate studies at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Mary began her Pathology career at Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. During her time in Pittsburgh she focused primarily on the breast and gynecologic fields. In 2009, Mary joined the University of South Florida’s Pathology and Cell Biology Department to further pursue her interest in breast pathology.

In addition to her duties as the sole Pathologists’ Assistant at USF, Mary has dedicated her time to research, as well serving as the interim Pathology Residency and Fellowship Coordinator.

Mary currently resides in Carrollwood Village with her husband of three years, Christian. Together they enjoy traveling and spending time with their dogs, Tully and Utley.


Mary enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She has also served as a Big Sister through Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America. 

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants

American Society of Clinical Pathology


Current Research

Comparison of Standard Risk Assessment Assays in the Treatment of Breast Cancer.

Multi-Institutional Neo-Adjuvant Therapy MammaPrint Project I.


Major Publications

USF Breast News

SAVI Scout Breast Surgical Guidance System Presentation Receives Scientific Impact Award. 
05/17/2016 Tampa, FL
SAVI Scout, available since 2015, is a breast lesion localization tool that uses micro-impulse radar to localize and direct the removal of non-palpable breast lesions. The technology was quickly adopted by breast cancer physicians and is now available in more than 50 medical centers across the country...